Amuse Bouches from the World of B: Hatyara

Under pain of  the Godfather treatment (“Either your brains or your signature will be on that paper“) by friend, spiritual guide and mah homie from tha hood Nangafakir I present to you dear reader  my first blog-post:

This film is the best offering by TLV Prasad I have seen thus far. I would go as far to say it is Ω (Gunda) since much attention has been given to dialogues and action sequences.
Here are a few choice items that I, gourmet-chef that I am,  exclusively selected for your palate.
Nothing in the Marvel universe come close to the villainy on display in this exchange between Singhania and his brother in this clip.
In the following scene scene, Mithun rushes to Bulla’s lair to rescue his daughter. Bulla then proceeds to humiliate him in …well… an interesting way.
In the ensuing fight scene, Mithun punches Bulla to the ground. Shocked at knowing that Mithun has a second functional leg, 
Bulla:    Tu Langda nahin hain? 
Mithun: Dushmanon ki laashon par bhangda karne waala kabhi langda nahin ho saktha Singhania
The fight sequences below show the action director Rambo Rajkumar at his creative zenith. 



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Author: Gaurish

Created: 2016-09-03 Sat 10:37

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In this gist we will first show that we can beat the arc challenge (, and then build the library that shows how we did it. This gist is Literate Haskell and is of course executable.

Let’s start with some imports (for now, you can ignore these)

{-# LANGUAGE GADTs, TypeSynonymInstances #-}
module ArcChallenge where

import Control.Applicative
import Control.Monad (ap)
import Control.Monad.Identity (Identity (..))
import Control.Monad.Reader
import Control.Concurrent.MVar
import Control.Monad.Trans
import qualified Data.ByteString.Lazy.Char8 as B
import qualified Data.Map as M

Here’s the actual program for the arc challenge. It’s only 13 nodes total:

-- | This documentation includes two blocks of code:
-- @
--     f x = x + x
-- @
-- >  g x = x * 42

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import Numeric
mid3 :: Integral a => a -> Either String String
mid3 n |   m < 100 = Left "is too small"
       |    even l = Left "has an even number of digits"
       | otherwise = Right . take 3 $ drop ((l-3) `div` 2) s
  where m = abs n
        s = showInt m ""
        l = length s
showMid3 :: Integer -> String
showMid3 n = show n ++ ": " ++ either id id (mid3 n)
main :: IO ()
main = mapM_ (putStrLn . showMid3) [
  123, 12345, 1234567, 987654321, 10001, -10001, -123, -100, 100, -12345,
  1, 2, -1, -10, 2002, -2002, 0]

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